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Long Island’s many existing smoking cessation programs might soon get a slew of calls from smokers attempting to quit. So they hope, at least. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced a new set of anti-smoking ads -- several more in the style of “Tips from a Former Smoker” -- which began airing on TV and radio on Monday, as well as appearing in newspapers and magazines,...Read more »
The response from my teenage daughter was pretty much what I expected when I announced that I was making a doctor’s appointment for her to receive yet another vaccination. “I’m not a kid anymore, I’ve had my shots, leave me alone,” she retorted. It certainly didn’t make the conversation any less awkward when I told her that it was crucial that she get the shots now, before she...Read more »
Opinions on how to best cure a hangover range anywhere from some "hair of the dog" to coffee to Advil and water.
But what if the best thing to get you feeling better after a few too many is just a good old-fashioned greasy breakfast?
In a recent article published by The Atlantic, researcher Richard Stephens, a member of the Alcohol Hangover Research Group and psychology professor at...Read more »
Burgon Jensen, originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, is a 22-year old who has been staying on Long Island since February.
But when she returns to her home state next month, where she’ll be attending college in the fall, Jensen will be taking a lot more with her than just memories of New York life. As a person who is deaf-blind, she’ll also carry with her invaluable skills and technologies...Read more »
Curvy Girls from the United States and abroad will congregate in Hauppauge this weekend for the second biannual International Scoliosis Convention.
The convention, which starts Sunday and ends Tuesday, includes panels and presentations by doctors and other clinicians about bracing, surgery and physical therapy options for girls with scoliosis, a back condition that causes abnormal curving...Read more »
Hot summer days tend to bring with them a spike in cases of sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. That mouthful is less dangerous than it sounds. It’s more commonly known -- and easier to pronounce -- as brain freeze.
“It’s one of the unfortunate pleasures of summer,” says Dr. Bradley J. Cohen, a neurology specialist with a focus in headaches, pain management and Botox at Neurology Medical Services...Read more »
Pregnant women who live within a mile of spaces where commercial pesticides are applied appear to have an increased risk of having a child with autism, a new study suggests.
The risk that a child would develop autism appeared to be highest for women who lived near farms, golf courses and other public spaces that were treated with pesticides during the last three months of their pregnancies.
"Many...Read more »
Years ago my good friend Tim starting experiencing a significant weight loss when he began having severe abdominal pain after meals. It took several physicians a long time to figure out the problem was that he could not tolerate gluten. At the time, this was a relatively unusual diagnosis for an adult. There was not much information available on the subject, and even the food labels were of no help....Read more »
About midday Friday, the New York Senate voted to approve a medical marijuana bill. If you’re just skimming the headlines, you might expect to start seeing people smoking joints all over New York. Not so fast. There will be no legal way to smoke marijuana, and the list of conditions that make someone eligible to use medical marijuana is brief. Early last week, the version of the law prohibited...Read more »
Long Island-based Vitamin World has re-imagined its brand and is launching a new flagship store at the Roosevelt Field mall.
The new location, which Vitamin World president Jack Krause says is 50 percent larger than its average store, will serve as the launching point for the company's rebranding and will be opening on June 21.
With 53 stores in the tri-state area and 10 stores on Long...Read more »